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“The more we help others, the softer and more fertile our heart becomes.”
-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

How can I help?

With this simple question, we increase our potential to enrich the world, and ultimately to find our own joy. Using discipline to generate compassion, we leap beyond the fickleness of mood into the confidence of delight in helping others.

As you progress along your path there are many way to deepen your practice by staffing weekend retreat programs, coordinating classes, or becoming a Local Leader. We want to support your practice of generosity and invite you to give back in whatever way you feel connected to.

OPEN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:

Finance Coordinator & Bookkeeper 

Will work with the current Finance Director through December 2016 to learn the specifics of center bookkeeping and financial management. Ideally the Finance Coordinator and Bookkeeper will be two separate positions, both reporting to the Center Leadership Council and holding the seat of financial management on the Leadership Council. Please send a short list of qualifications and previous financial work to the Center Director at: info.fcsmc@gmail.com.

Membership Coordinator

Will monitor the monthly membership dues and actively garner new members. This individual will ideally be invested in Shambhala Leadership and the model of enlightened society. Training and support will be provided by the previous Membership Coordinator. Warrior Assembly graduate preferred but not required. An inspirational  and joy-filled meeting process will be conducted by the Center Director and previous Membership Coordinator. Please send an email describing why you would be interested in this position to the Center Director at: info.fcsmc@gmail.com.

Volunteer Coordinator

Will oversee and teach the art of volunteering for Shambhala. This individual will ideally be invested in Shambhala Leadership and the model of enlightened society. Training and close collaboration with the Center Director is a requirement. An inspirational and joy-filled meeting process will be conducted by the Center Director. Please send an email describing why you would be interested in this position to the Center Director at: info.fcsmc@gmail.com.

Head of Culture and Decorum 

Will oversee and express the culture of Shambhala as well as decorum related to center life. The Head of Culture and Decorum represents the Sakyong Wangmo and the expression of generosity at center events. Discussion and close collaboration with the Leadership Council in relation to Nyida Days and other uplifted events will be essential. Warrior Assembly graduate preferred but not required. An inspirational  and joy-filled meeting process will be conducted by the Center Director. Please send an email describing why you would be interested in this position to the Center Director at: info.fcsmc@gmail.com.

Facebook and Social Media Publicity Coordinator 

Will be the primary administrator for the FCSMC Facebook page. This individual must be willing to post pictures and descriptions of events at the center. This person will also post all upcoming classes, programs, and events to the Facebook Page. Experience/interest with other social media sites (Instagram, Twitter, etc) would be ideal. Please send an email describing why you would be interested in this position to the Center Director at: info.fcsmc@gmail.com.

WAY OF SHAMBHALA  PROGRAMS:

Shambhala Training Levels – Everyday Life Series – Basic Goodness Series

  • Click a class below to sign-up for all Way of Shambhala (WOS) Classes
  • AD’s  for Shambhala Training sign-up here
  • Shambhala Training Coordinators are requested to have Level 5
  • Aides may help with any level they have COMPLETED  – AFTER Level 3
  • Every Day Life Courses:  Class Assistants are requested to have Level 5 and Wisdom in Everyday Life
Contentment in Everyday Life, five Thursdays July 14 – August 11, 7-9pm
Wisdom in Everyday Life, five Tuesdays August 2 – August – August 30, 7-9pm
 
             Thank You for your Generosity & your Practice of Service

Questions or Requests?  Contact Practice and Education: info.fcsmc@gmail.com

PUBLIC SITTING VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP: 

If you are interested in signing up to be the Shrine Room Timekeeper or Gatekeeper, please email volunteer.fcsmc@gmail.com.

  • Training for Shrine Room Team positions can be obtained by emailing volunteer.fcsmc@gmail.com.
  • MIs ADs and Shambhala Guides may serve as a Meditation Instructor for Public Sitting on Wednesdays and Sundays and Dharma Talks or Readings. (Readings from CTR or SMR are suggested for ADs and Guides.)
  • To view the Volunteer Shrine Room Calendar on our Website, Click Here
  • Please contact the Shrine Room Coordinator to volunteer.  Thank you.

 

Shrine Room Teams:
Sundays: 10-Noon:                MI, Umdze, Presentation, Gatekeeper/Greeter
Sunday Nyinthun: 1-3pm:   MI, Umdze, Gatekeeper/Greeter
Mondays:  5-6pm:                 Host, MI
Wednesdays: 7-8pm:           MI, Umdze, Presentation, Gatekeeper/Greeter

ONGOING NEEDS:

This is a way for you to get involved in something tangible that you might be interested in. If you don’t have a lot of time or want to make an occasional contribution, here are ways you can do that!

Shambhala Cafe
Volunteer to bring a light lunch to share on Sunday after sitting:  June 26 @ 12 Noon

Cleaning and Center Upkeep
We need people who can help our Center Cleaning Coordinator on a weekly basis. If you would like to help clean and keep our Center looking beautiful, email:  info.fcsmc@gmail.com
 
Cookie Makers
Bring or make you favorite cookies and bring them in on a weekly basis for hungry meditators to enjoy during public meditation and classes. Please leave a note for the Kitchen Coordinator informing her of your donation. 
 
Tea Donations
Do you have a favorite tea you would like to see at the Center? Bring teas in on a monthly basis for thirsty meditators to enjoy during public meditation and classes. Please leave a note for the Kitchen Coordinator informing her of your donation.

ADVANCED PRACTICE & PROGRAMS:

Werma Feast – Open to all Shambhala Tantrikas – ONLY

Werma Feast RSVP with Food and Position (sign-up page)